Divina Casila started Depress Me Not Candles to make soothing gifts and give back to those who are struggling.
We want to hear about your business journey.
The 1,000+ Stories Project is an effort by The Story Exchange to better understand the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship for women business owners. By sharing your story, you gain media exposure for your company, as your story will receive a “profile” on this site. You also get the chance to inspire and help other women.
We occasionally use the data we collect to analyze trends and patterns of women’s entrepreneurship, such as our 2015 report.
This questionnaire includes several essay-style questions that will take at least 15-20 minutes to complete. Eligibility requirements: women who have established legal business entities who are the principal owners or leaders of their companies or organizations. We do not accept stories from franchisees, independent distributors or sales representatives.
Audrey Marshall’s startup Thematic connects video makers and musicians for an equitable licensing exchange.
Katy Poyner of Anaphe made a 180-degree turn to create an eco-friendly fashion line that gives back.
Brittany Coleman’s Tough Cutie socks are now sold in Title Nine and Dicks Sporting Goods.
Andrea Harris-Lyon was tired of the lack of ballerinas and princesses of color on paper plates, so she founded Anna+Pookie Party Supplies.
Reham Essa is a cosmetic chemist and the founder of skincare line Radixir.
Lauren D’Souza is the founder of Ujjo, which uses spices to amp up the heat in your morning brew.
Aisha Oladiran left finance to launch Nigerian-based shoe brand Isha O Luxury.
Former teacher Allison Belolan is a New York-based artist making mixed-media landscapes.
Shelagh Conway says she brings talent and a flair for project management to the home remodel process.
Tracy Adkins is the founder of Jivana, a skincare line made from Ayurvedic botanicals.